Mental Health Resources and Organisations.

This is a range of Mental Health resources and organisations throughout Ayrshire and Scotland. This will always be available on my Twitter page to use whenever you need it !! Don’t suffer in silence, your not alone and it’s ok not to be ok.

Please retweet and let’s reach out to as many people as we possibly can.


IRVINE – MINT (Men In Need Together)

IRVINE – MINT is a Men’s Mental Health support group is open for any man that is struggling in life, whether it’s a medical condition, a sad event that has happened or if you are just genuinely feeling down and out.

There is no problem too big or too small and all are welcome to join the amazing and supportive team every Monday evening. You can speak as much or as little as you wish, sometimes just listening to other men speak about their demons can enrich you with confidence to speak but that’s entirely up to you 💙

Join IRVINE – MINT for a laid back chat, some laughter every Monday evening, let’s talk.

Details are as follows:-

– Fullerton Connection

– Church Street

– Irvine

– North Ayrshire

– KA12 8PE

– 6:30 – 8:30 PM

– Completely free to attend

– Free tea/coffee and biscuits

Don’t leave your problems till it’s too late and join us and other attendees in a loving non-judgmental environment and let’s start this journey together 💚




Facebook: IRVINE – MINT

Fit Ayrshire Dads is an inspirational and a fastest growing community the first of its kind in the UK.

They have arrange a tremendous and a huge number and variety of activities throughout Ayrshire ranging from running, football, walk and talk events, OCR (Obstacle Course Races), cycling, cross-fit, bootcamps, yoga, badmington, hill walking – you name it, we do it, in a weekley basis.

There social media pages and posts are 100% positive – spamming others posts with “banter” and negativity is strictly prohibited. Only positivity is welcome at Fit Ayrshire Dads.

In there short time the group have helped numerous men, they have given them an outlet and a platform to pick themselves up mentally and physically – becoming more active, outgoing and healthy.

Chances are, if you are struggling, there is someone on the page who has been through or is still going through the same thing you are. On a daily basis, as a group Fit Ayrshire Dads are helping men of all ages and stages improve their mental and physical health through there weekley and planned activities.

If you (or someone you know) are struggling with your weight, a break-up, financially or you just generally feel like the world is crumbling around you. Please don’t suffer alone. Reach out, connect with Fit Ayrshire Dads on Facebook or Twitter and them us help you.

There community is all about making the men of Ayrshire feel a part of something whilst looking out for each other.

Break The Silence

Break The Silence is a registered charity in East Ayrshire.

It provides a range of tailored, holistic support options for Survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, aged 13 years.

Options for support include; one to one professional counselling using qualified Psychotherapists, outreach counselling, couple support, complementary therapies, advocacy, group activities, and volunteering opportunities.

All support is designed to assist Survivors to work through their trauma, move forward and improve their social well-being and psychological health,enabling and supporting Survivors to achieve an attainable standard of living, health and family life.

Break the Silence operate Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Contact: Tel: 01563 559558
Email (general enquiries):

Moving on Ayrshire

Moving on Ayrshire is a charity based in Ayr which provides a counselling service at locations throughout South Ayrshire.

They offer survivors of sexual abuse and rape free one to one person-centred counselling in a safe environment which can enable them to address their issues and helps them work towards a healthier and happier future. In the immediate aftermath of rape they provide outstanding and personal centred support and counselling to help victims deal with the complex feelings and emotions that have resulted from their trauma.

Contact: 01292 290546 and speak to someone in confidence.

Rape Crisis Scotland runs a free helpline which offers free confidential support

Contact: 0141 331 4180

Survivor Scotland raise awareness of childhood abuse and of the long term consequences, help to improve the support services and enhance the health and wellbeing of survivors.


Police Scotland are committed to supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse, irrespective of when the crime happened

To report a crime:  101

In an emergency:    999

Future Pathways supports people aged over 18 who experienced abuse or neglect as a child living in care in Scotland.  They offer access to a wide range of supports to help people find their own pathways to a positive future.

Contact: 0808 164 2005

 South Ayrshire Womens Aid provide a confidential service that works towards prevention of domestic abuse

Contact: 01292 266482


South Ayrshire Council Child Protection

Social Work – emergency contact:  01292 267 675 (out of hours: 0800 811 505)

SAMH: SAMH is Scotland’s National Mental Health Organisation. This amazing charity works with adults and young people providing unique and essential mental health support in education establishments, and primary care services.


0141 530 1000

Victim Support – IRVINE

Is an independent charity, that work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. They help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. There support is free, confidential and tailored to meet the of the clients.


01294 277 040

Victim Support Scotland.


0800 160 1985

NHS 24 – Scotland’s national Telehealth and Telecare organisation

Call free on 111 if you are ill and can’t wait until your regular NHS service reopens.

Adult Mental Health Service North Ayrshire – 01294 470010

East Ayrshire – 01563 578592

South Ayrshire – 01292 559777

Living Life – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) telephone service

Living Life is a free telephone service available to anyone over the age of 16 who is suffering from low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.

Phone free on the confidential line 0800 328 9655 (Mon – Fri 1pm to 9pm). You will be asked to provide some details and then an assessment appointment will be arranged to discuss the service and how it can help.

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free and confidential phoneline service for people in Scotland, particularly men, who are experiencing low mood or depression and need someone to talk to.

Phone 0800 83 85 87 lines open 24hrs at weekends and 6pm to 2am (Mon – Thu)



Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone 116 123 (24-hour helpline)



A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.

Phone 0800 1111


National Debt Line

A free, confidential debt advice service run by the charity Money Advice Trust.

Phone 0808 808 4000 (Mon – Fri 9am to 9pm, Sat 9:30am to 1pm)

Gamblers Anonymous Scotland

Phone 0370 050 8881 (24-hour helpline)


Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)


Add Action – South Ayrshire

Providing support and encouragement to people struggling with alcohol and problematic substance abuse.

Contact: 01292 430 520


Add Action – East Ayrshire

Contact: 01563 558 777

Talk to Frank

24-hour helpline offering information and advice to anybody concerned about drugs and substance misuse. Provides information about local services and support groups and national drug resources.

Phone 0300 123 6600 24-hour helpline


Anxiety UK

A support group for those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression.

Phone 08444 755 774


Release (Ayrshire)

A confidential resource for anyone to get in touch who are struggling and need to talk to experienced volunteers about anything.

Minds Over Matter

A local group that meets up in various locations in South Ayrshire offering a range of services to help people with their overall mental health and well being


Facebook: minds over matter

A New Hope

A community group meeting weekly in North Ayrshire if your feeling hopeless or lost or just need a chat free of judgement

Facebook: A new Hope

Twitter: @ANewHopeMaleMe1

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